Black Positive People : African-American history museum surpasses fundraising goal

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    The landmark museum set to debut this fall on the National Mall is rolling in big donations.

    The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is preparing for a star-studded opening on Sept. 24, has surpassed its goal of $270 million in private donations, according to The Washington Post.

    As of the end of May, the museum had raised $273.6 million from corporations, foundations and individuals, according to the report. Founding Director
    Lonnie Bunch told the Post he expects to raise roughly $300 million by the museum’s opening date.

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    African American Museum prepares for ‘a mini-inauguration’

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    Lonnie Bunch, founding director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture, which will open Sept. 24. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post)

    The National Museum of African American History and Culture expects to draw tens of thousands visitors to its September celebration that will include lavish dinners, a White House reception and a star-studded performance at the Kennedy Center.


    And those events happen before the actual Sept. 24 opening, when President Obama will cut the ribbon before an estimated crowd of 20,000, Founding Director Lonnie Bunch said Wednesday.

    Dignitaries from around the country and the world are expected, as are church groups, museum members, and those who donated objects and money.

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